Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

To Be Frank....

Democratic Rep. Barney Frank is not seeking re-election.

People are talking about him being the first openly gay Congressman.

They are holding him up as some kind of hero.

He is NOT a hero.

Frank only came out because his lover was going to go to the press.  If it weren't for that, he would have remained closeted.  He didn't declare himself out and proud, he did it to mitigate PR damage.  It was the political thing to do, it had nothing to do with doing the right thing.

Celebrate the people who really took a risk by coming out.  Celebrate those who came out just because they felt they should.  Don't celebrate some guy who did it to save his job.
Tags: don't try this at home, haven't we suffered enough, history, hypocrisy, important life lessons, let's talk about sex bay-bee!, news, politics
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